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Posted on 2006-11-09
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Can anybody recommend a KVM switch that is compatible with wireless keyboard and mouse?  Must be at least 4 port.  Did a little research online and didn't really see anything.  Thought I'd come to the experts to find out.
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by:PCBONEZ
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The KVM is not going to know if the keyboard and mouse are wireless or not.
The signal at the PC end of the wire is the same wireless or not.
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drawlin earned 200 total points
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Sorry to sound contrary, but any good USB KVM should work just fine.  The real question is what wireless keyboard and mouse will work with USB standards and KVM.  Reason I say this, is because most wireless keyboard/mouse sets require software to be loaded on the computer to work right.  I would definitly hook your keyboard/mouse up to each PC directly first to be recognized by PnP and driver load, then connect to KVN.
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by:sleone74
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Thank you... I'll see what happens.
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by:PCBONEZ
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Sorry, I -assumed-
That's exactly why I would never use a USB keyboard/mouse through a KVM. I was talking PS2 as it's a HARDWARE soultion, not prone to 'issues' with buggy drivers and FAR more reliable with a KVM than a USB version.
Using USB never even crossed my mind.
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by:sleone74
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thanks drawlin for your reply.... I tried it and it seems to be working up to this point.
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by:drawlin
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Great
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by:PCBONEZ
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The USB type KVM's will often give you problems if you ever need to access the BIOS.
That would be the thing to check. (Any why I use PS/2.)

Usually when you go into the BIOS it's because you are already having problems.
That's not the time to find out your keyboard won't work in the BIOS screens.
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by:sleone74
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PCBONEZ-Thanks for the reply but that's not really a concern of mine.  i work on pc's so often that i make sure to not only have a PS/2 keyboard and mouse handy but i have necessary adapters as well.  
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by:PCBONEZ
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GOOD! ~ A lot of people don't and it bites them eventually...
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